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The Cottage

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1185 State Highway H, Hermann, MO 65041
+1 573-486-4300
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We were very excited about this restaurant after reading the reviews. We drove there to find the location full of bulldozers, no restaurant there anymore. At the driveway there is some address online for people to check progress. we hope it reopens so that we can try it too!.

Thank 47Tumbleweed
leepettijohn, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this review

It's true. The Cottage is under new ownership and there are a lot of improvements being made to the property; including a new road and treehouse lodging. We're sorry you couldn't enjoy a good meal that night with us, but we hope you'll come back to enjoy us another time. To keep up to date with the progress, check out... More 

Hermann, Missouri
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Just wanted to let everyone know that as of August 22, 2015, the previous owner of The Cottage Restaurant and Studio is no longer at this location and The Cottage is under new management.

2 Thank 86yll
Quincy, Illinois
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

The cottage is very close to the historic area of Hermann. Simple decor with original art decorating the walls. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available. The food is very good and generally of German fashion with potatoes, red cabbage and kraft with some dishes. The fare is procured locally in many cases. The caramelized onion dip appetizer is... More 

Thank Warren E
East Prairie, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

My husband & I were on our 20 anniversary getaway & The Cottage was recommended to us so i called about 2:30 to see if you needed reservations. The lady asked when we were coming & i said asap & she said they were actually closed till 4 but that we were more than welcome to come right then, so... More 

1 Thank ashleykatelloyd
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

My friend and I visited this nice little cottage food establishment on a Thursday night. We were told by the locals that reservations would not be needed on a Thursday night, and they were not. The prices, ambiance, service, and food were all wonderful. The owner came over and personally greeted us and asked if we were satisfied with everything.... More 

3 Thank SmithBurg
Moberly, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This place was the best for atmosphere, food and service that I've experienced in a long time. We sat outside on the patio and couldn't have been more pleased. The food was to die for. We enjoyed fried chicken and crab cakes. The biscuits and apple butter melted in our mouths. I can't wait to return to Hermann and dine... More 

1 Thank Carla R
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

The location of the restaurant is not the easiest to find, but it is well worth the visit. The food was authentic and home made, the cottage itself very quaint and rustic. The staff was extremely friendly and even offered dessert on the house. I would advise to dine outside as the scenery is really nice. Loved it!

1 Thank Aurelia4501
Waban MA
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were looking for a fun restaurant in Hermann MO and noticed the excellent Trip Review ratings. The most recent 3 reviews highlighted on the Trip Advisor site were very accurate. My wife and I had excellent meals. I had a fascinating melange of a meat loaf that included pastrami. It was accompanied by German cabbage and a delicious golden... More 

1 Thank wabanrail
Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I was a little disappointed in the food in Hermann, until I had dinner here. The food and service is A+. It is a couple miles outside of Town and worth the drive. I plan to drive back to this place some time in the future just to experience the Sunday Brunch. Spoke with the owner and she said after... More 

Thank Lisa S
Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This is such a cute little restaurant. The food was amazing and the staff very friendly! Definitely recommend! We will be back with friends.

Thank JKH2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
German, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 State Highway H, Hermann, MO 65041
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Hermann
  • Phone Number: +1 573-486-4300
Hello. We are a gorgeous 5 acre facility located just 1/2 mile outside the German wine community of Hermann, MO. We specialize in people, offering both an event venue for your celebration needs, and treehouses for your bed and breakfast lodging. We're a one of a kind experience that you just keep coming back to. Perfect for wedding rehearsal dinners, we offer a variety of food and prices for any budget. We're easy to work with and here to make sure that everything is perfect for your big day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?